Marcus Wareing Restaurants has recently opened its third venue in the form of Tredwell’s.
The British café and bar, which cost £1.5 million, gained its name from the butler in Agatha Christie’s The Seven Dials Mystery.
The restaurant has launched in the Seven Dials area of Covent Garden and lies over 5,500 square feet and three tiers. The venue marks a new direction for Wareing, who has two Michelin stars, serving simple British-influenced food.
The site, located on Upper St Martin’s Lane, used to house Kyashii sushi place which lies opposite Jamie’s Italian and Dishoom. The venue now boasts plush interiors as well as a mouth watering menu and has been fabulously designed by Robert Angell of Robert Angell Design International.
The British racing green interiors at Tredwell’s can be found throughout the 130 cover restaurant, as well as in the bar located in the basement. The venue also contains a bar on the ground floor. The venue overall has been designed to create an informal, relaxed feel and the interior design matches the premium, yet informal menu.
The West End eatery is reasonably priced, offering diners starters ranging for less than £10 and main courses for less than £20. The venue is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and has a late night license until 2am.
The menu is British-led but uses other European ingredients as well as using an array of different cooking techniques including a josper grill. A concise cocktail list has been created by Dav Eames, Bar Manager at The Gilbert Scott, as well as a stunning wine list.
The venue is the first venue, under the Marcus Wareing Restaurants banner, that is a standalone concept. Tredwell’s is not located in a hotel and Marcus Wareing will not be found in the venues kitchen. He instead remains committed to MARCUS at The Berkeley Hotel.
If the new brand takes off the plan is to expand the concept in other central locations, such as Mayfair, under the Tredwell’s name.
Wareing has worked at Le Gavroche, L’Oranger, the Grill Room at the Savoy, and Pétrus, which he ran with Gordon Ramsay. His Berkeley Hotel flagship, Marcus, opened in September 2008 and has since been awarded two Michelin stars.
The Knightsbridge venue underwent an extensive £1.4 million revamp in January this year to introduce a dinner party atmosphere. The burgundy interiors, previously designed by the late David Collins, were ripped out during the two and a half month project. The old venue was replaced with a lighter, more spacious dining room with marble and wood interiors and a new art collection. The linen drop cloths were removed so that diners could see the elegant tables.
This revamp also saw the restaurant’s name altered from Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley to the less formal café-style MARCUS, although the menu will not be touched. The restaurant reopened in March this year and is now one of only 11 holders of multiple Michelin stars in the capital.
The Gilbert Scott, an elegant British brasserie and bar, is the second of Marcus Wareing’s venues offers diners a mouthwatering array of British classics. The venue has been named in honour of the building’s original architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott. The restaurant lies within the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, in St Pancras, London, and opens daily from breakfast through to supper, and everything in between. Guests can sample the wonderful brunch, classic afternoon tea and great cocktails and wine from the enticing list.
The house cocktail, the 1873, named after the year the Midland Grand Hotel originally opened, combines English classics of aromatic gin, apple and rhubarb with cranberry juice and ‘fizz’ and is the perfect way to start off your bar experience at The Gilbert Scott.
The venue boasts elegant painted ceilings and wondrous bell chandeliers, as well as an intimate private dining room for larger groups. The private room leads off from the bar and can be open to the buzz of the bar through the ornate, Venetian inspired screen.
Located at the top of the restaurant the kitchen creates a unique and exciting dining experience with the chefs creating a sharing menu for you and your guests.
Tredwell’s expands Marcus Wareing’s ever growing portfolio and is set to take London by storm.
The Seven Dials area comprises Monmouth Street, Earlham Street, Neal Street, Shorts Garden, Neal’s Yard, Endell Street, Shelton Street, Mercer and the Seven Dials monument. The area is now home to over 150 shops and 50 restaurants including Russell Norman and Richard Beatty’s Ape & Bird, Ross Shonhan’s Flesh & Buns, Hawksmoor, Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, Roast + Conch and Timberyard.
Seven Dials initially came into being in the early 1600’s when Thomas Neale, an MP, laid out the area in a series of triangles to maximise the number of houses that could fit into the space. Despite some demolition and redevelopment in the 19th and 20th centuries, many of the original buildings still remain and retain original features. Certain aspects of the area have changed since Thomas Neale designed them in the 17th Century; however the location continues to offer a quirky mix of shops, entertainment and residences.
Seven Dials is home to an array of internationally recognised brands including Superdry, Diesel, Fred Perry,Schuh, 7 Camice, Havaianas, Birkenstock, Dr Martens, Le Coq Sportif, Pepe Jeans, The Cambridge Satchel Company, Adolfo Dominguez and Carhartt.
Seven Dials is also home to a plethora of theatres including St Martin’s Theatre, The Tristan Bates Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Cambridge Theatre and Ambassadors Theatre. After frequenting the theatre and sampling some top notch food visitors to the area can experience a five star stay at Covent Garden Hotel, Radisson Blu Edwardian or the Seven Dials Hotel.
Topglass Contracts Ltd
Topglass Contracts Ltd is a specialist glass manufacturer and installer providing bespoke solutions and designs for clients since 1984. The firm offer an extensive range of architectural and structural glass products to both commercial and high end domestic customers.
The company has provided glass solutions for architects, contractors, joinery, fit-out companies and private customers for 30 years all over Ireland, the UK and Europe. The firm also provide 3D digital surveys, specialist engineering and full project management backed by a team of dedicated staff who are experienced in planning and logistics and fitting teams that travel throughout Europe and beyond.
Decorative glass was a significant part of the company’s turnover in the early years however these now provide more of a supporting role. The firms main product ranges include shopfronts, curtain walling, glass balustrading, glass staircases, glass canopies, fit-out projects, glass cladding, frameless shower enclosures, curved glass, counters, internal screens and doors and glass floors.
Since its inception Topglass has worked with an array of high profile clients including Primark, Next, Forever21, BMW, Mercedes, Goldsmiths, Audi, JD Sports and Bank Fashion to name just a few.
Most recently Topglass worked on Marcus Wareings new restaurant; Tredwells in London. Topglass was invited to tender for the prestigious project and engaged by McCue Crafted Fit to produce samples for approval prior to commencement.
We caught up with Brian Scott, from Topglass, who told us:
“The firm has worked with McCues on a previous Marcus Wareing project, the Berkeley Hotel, to provide specialist decorative glass so we were delighted to get the opportunity to be involved again and contribute to the third such endeavour my Marcus which is a very high quality and extremely attractive project.
“Topglass supplied and fitted shopfront glazing to the restaurant on the ground floor and first floor.
The ground floor consisted of bi-folding double glazed aluminium doors and side pivot entrance door and the first floor was fitted with an aluminium curtain walling screen. We also supplied and fitted bevelled antique mirror cladding, and some fire glass, to the internal areas.”
A spokesperson for Topglass, said:
“We are proud of our status as a trustworthy company who is renowned for its innovative tailor made solutions for both the design and installation of glass products providing; 3D surveys, specialist engineering and full project management as well as a high quality level of service and workmanship.”